Iranian deputy minister: Construction of Shalamcheh-Basra railway to start
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 3
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Construction of the Shalamcheh-Basra railway will be launched in Iraq within three months, Iranian Deputy Road Minister Kheirollah Khademi said at a joint meeting of heads of the railways of Iran, Iraq and Syria in Tehran, Trend reports via Mehr news agency.
Khademi, who is also the head of Construction and Development of Transportation Infrastructures Company, said that after signing a cooperation agreement between Iran and Iraq, the contractor and investor of the 32-kilometer Shalamcheh-Basra railroad were designated.
“We are ready to implement the project in Iraq, expecting the Iraqi government to allocate the intended land of the project to us,” he added.
In early June, Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami named holding talks with Iraqi side on selecting a contractor for Shalamcheh-Basra railway among his ministry’s top priorities during the current Iranian year (ending on March 20, 2020).